LOUNIS v NEWHAM LONDON BOROUGH COUNCIL (2016)

The appellant appealed against a refusal to extend time to allow him to appeal against the respondent local authority's decision that it had discharged its duty to house him. The appellant had made an application for interim accommodation and the local authority had accepted that it had a duty to house him and his family. … Continue reading LOUNIS v NEWHAM LONDON BOROUGH COUNCIL (2016)

MOAZZAM BEGG v HM TREASURY (2016)

The appellant appealed against a decision ([2015] EWHC 1851 (Admin), [2015] 1 W.L.R. 4424) refusing his application for a protective costs order.   In February 2014, the appellant had been charged with seven terrorism offences. In March 2014, he was made subject to a designation order under the Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 s.2(1). In … Continue reading MOAZZAM BEGG v HM TREASURY (2016)

R v CASSELL & ANOR (2016)

A trial judge's summing up had contained very serious misdirections involving giving the jury his opinion on the central factual issue in the case in uncompromising terms, rendering the convictions unsafe. It was not clear that any jury acting properly would inevitably have convicted the defendant without the misdirections, so the convictions were not saved … Continue reading R v CASSELL & ANOR (2016)

PRICE v CROWN PROSECUTION SERVICE (2016)

The court refused to grant a certificate of inadequacy under the Drug Trafficking Act 1994 s.17 in respect of a confiscation order imposed after the applicant was convicted of importing cocaine. Instead of providing an honest account of the profit he made from his criminal activities, he simply ignored the evidence that he had made … Continue reading PRICE v CROWN PROSECUTION SERVICE (2016)